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JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Julie Nagam, left, and Jamie Issac- co- curator of Insurgence/Resurgence gallery at the Winnipeg Art Gallery- Sept 18, 2017.

For some reason several of my photos of these two artists happen to show them standing together – Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam.

Of course they’ve stood together for some seriously game-changing initiatives at the WAG. They were the co-curators of the WAG’s largest contemporary Indigenous exhibition on record (Insurgence Resurgence), they sit on the Gallery’s Indigenous Advisory Circle; and aside from their curatorial, academic, and community advocacy work, they’re both practicing artists.

Jaimie is the Curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Art at the WAG – and among her many shows, she managed to build a full-scale half pipe in Eckhardt Hall for Boarder X. Julie held the joint WAG and University of Winnipeg Chair in the History of Indigenous Art, and has led the way with the Indigenization of the Gallery.

Together, they’ve supported, challenged, and inspired me as we respond to the TRC’s Calls to Actions for museums, beginning right here at the WAG on Treaty One and Metis Homeland.

JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Julie Nagam, left, and Jamie Issac- co- curator of Insurgence/Resurgence gallery at the Winnipeg Art Gallery- Sept 18, 2017.

Indigenous Advisory Circle at the WAG. Photo by Pauline Boldt, 26 Projects.

Boarder X Half Pipe at the WAG

While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more [email protected] content.

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